Facing Loss in the Spirit of American Philosophy
Pragmatism was granted its own Indian summer at the close of its first century. Despite their emphasis on practice, pragmatists are, for ordinary persons, simply parts of the aggregate of intellectuals and academics. C. Wright Mills observed in 1942 that “Pragmatists have typically been sons of the middle class rising within these strata into rather comfortable academic professions.” The terms of the phrase “pragmatic intellectuals” generate an internal tension as well: they resist yet at the same time demand one another. Pragmatic intellectuals are thinkers whose pragmatism tempers their intellectualism and whose intellectual dimension both underwrites and undermines their pragmatism.
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